CEDA Archive: Quick Start User Guide
If you are a new or existing user of the CEDA archives and wondering where to start, please see the related articles below or use the search function to find other relevant help articles.
The following CEDA Archive Users Guide is designed to help new and returning users find, access and make use of data held in the CEDA archives. This page applies mainly to users of the atmospheric and earth observations archives, but users of the UKSSDC and IPCC-DDC may also find useful information here.
Dataset specific question
Whilst the following " CEDA Archive User Guide" pages have been designed to address many common questions, users will find answers to most dataset specific questions on the relevant dataset catalogue pages. Please see the "Discovering Datasets" section for details on how to do this.
- Archive Users Quick Start Guide
- User Registration and Account Administration
- CEDA account
- Finding data
- Data Access - public and restricted data
- Navigating the CEDA archives
- Download Data from CEDA archives
- Data Help Docs
- Data Tools: preparation, visualisation
- Citing Data in Publications
- File Names Explained
- File Formats Demystified
CEDA runs a dedicated helpdesk to assist users in a variety of ways from account issues, finding and making use of specific data to scientific and data format enquiries. Users are asked to check this user guide, dataset and format documentation initially as most answers will be already documented, but are welcome to contact us for further assistance.
We will aim to give an initial response to the query within one working day and to resolve the query as quickly as possible, depending on available resources and query complexity.